It’s time to ban the fees…

Fed up with rip off agency fees in the private rented sector?  The figures are clear:-

“…Most agents charge for checking references, but costs range from as little as £6 to £300, according to the study. Renters can also be hit by charges ranging from between £15 to £300 for simply renewing their tenancies. Some agents charged £300 for credit checks that are widely available for £25.

Even when moving out of a property, almost half of the 353 agencies polled by Citizens Advice said they charge an average ‘check out’ fee of £76….”

As published by Citizens Advice here>>

To add insult to injury, which other market charges both parties?…this being both the renters and the landlords!!! There NEEDS to be regulation.

Oh, and did you know???… “…A fees ban was introduced in Scotland in 2012 and there is no clear evidence to suggest it has led to an increase in rental prices….”

As published by Citizens Advice here>>

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Fed up with letting fees

Yesterdays Hustings

What a fantastic turnout, there was hardly a seat left in the auditorium.

A BIG thank you to all of you who came along and joined in by voicing your concerns and opinions about the housing crisis we are faced with.

Last night enabled us to hear the different parties views and policies and comment head-on with them.

The panel consisted of:-

  • Dani Ahrens (Chair)
  • Caroline Lucas (Green Party)
  • Chris Henry (Labour Party)
  • Clarence Mitchell (Conservative Party)
  • Kevin Smith (UKIP) WITHDRAWN FROM DEBATE
  • Paul Chandler (Liberal Democrat)
The Hustings, March 31st 2015, Brighthelm Centre

The calm before the storm

The Hustings, March 31st 2015, Brighthelm Centre

Chris Henry – Labour council candidate for Hangleton & Knoll

The Hustings, March 31st 2015, Brighthelm Centre

Caroline Lucas – Parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion

The Hustings, March 31st 2015, Brighthelm Centre

The Hustings, March 31st 2015, Brighthelm Centre

The Hustings, March 31st 2015, Brighthelm Centre

The Hustings, March 31st 2015, Brighthelm Centre

The Hustings, March 31st 2015, Brighthelm Centre

Party Policies

The Hustings, March 31st 2015, Brighthelm Centre

Dani Ahrens – Living Rent Campaign Chair

The Hustings, March 31st 2015, Brighthelm Centre

Dani Ahrens – Living Rent Campaign Chair

Clarence Mitchell – Conservative PPC for Brighton Pavilion

The Hustings, March 31st 2015, Brighthelm Centre

Paul Chandler – Kemptown, Lib Dems